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District Lodge 15 Scholarship Program 2021 NEW: Due Date Extended

One of the most important as well as pleasant annual tasks for our District Lodge Executive Board is to give out scholarship money to qualified applicants within the district. Local lodges, individual members, and organizations make the awards possible by generously donating funds for the awards.

The District Executive Board is pleased to offer one or more awards of each of the following scholarships:

  • The Andrew Wendell Scholarship for Sjölunden Language Camp
  • The Bertha Kalm Scholarship for Swedish Island Language Camp
  • The Ellen Bergstone Scholarship for Elderhostel & Cultural Programs
  • The Raymond Sandberg/Svea Karlsson Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies
  • The Raymond Sandberg/Bertha Kalm Scholarship for Graduate Studies
  • The Raymond Johnson Scholarship for Medical Studies
  • The Carl G. Lindquist Scholarship for Vocational Studies

If you are 14 years of age or more and meet the requirements, we encourage you to apply. You could be one of the winners of a valuable scholarship in 2021! Applications are available below and the deadline for all scholarships will be extended to January 22, 2021.

The documents are now available!

Email Kin Lindgren at
Alternate contact: Kathryn Martin, (1760) 567-4296


Scholarship Awards 2020 presented at the District Convention 2020 at the Double Tree Hilton Resort in Cathedral City
(not all were present). L-R Colt Kenyon – Oak Leaf/685, Flower Vandervelde-Person – Oak Leaf/685, Elina Linner – Desert Viking/682, and Julia McGowan Desert Viking/682

Recognizing the 2020 PAST Scholarship winners!!
2020 Grand Lodge scholarships awarded to District 15 members.
$1000 Awards: Jeremy Braneke-Hite – Mayflower/ 445; Bryan Casado – Nordic/660; Emma Rose Chiarelli – Golden Valley/616; Kaelin Den Hartog – Evening Star/426 and Jon Erik Moyles – Glenn T. Seaborg/719, from Desert Viking No. 682 include Elina Linner, Keely McMacken, Emily
McGowan, and Julia McGowan.

Kaelin’s Grand Lodge Scholarship Essay, “How has traditional Swedish music and folk dance influenced your involvement with the Vasa Order’ is featured on page 29 of the September 2020 NORDSTJERNAN Swedish newspaper.
Grand Lodge Sjolunden Virtual Swedish Language Camp Award : Willem Lent – Skandia/247. William’s Grand Lodge Scholarship essay is on page 37 in the September 2020 NORDSTJERNAN Swedish newspaper.

2020 District 15 scholarships 2020 – awarded $41,500 ~ Congratulations!

$3100 – Medical : Ed Bennett – Evening Star/426, Emmaline Mauritson – Skandia/247

$3000 – Sjolunden : Emma Chiarelli – Golden Valley/616, Marissa Chiarelli, Eric Jonsson

$3000 – Graduate : Annika Bjorkman – Golden Valley/616

$3000 – Undergraduate : Cole Kenyon – Oak Leaf/685, Julia McGowan – Desert Viking/682, Keely McMacken -Desert Viking/682, Natalie Taylor – Golden Valley/616

$2000- Undergraduate : Lars Heinstedt – Golden Valley/616, Elina Linner – Desert Viking/682, Emily McGowan – Desert Viking/682

$1500 – Elder Hostel : Laila Jensen – Golden Valley/616, Marie Mickelson – Golden Valley/616

$1000 – Undergraduate : Emma Chiarelli – Golden Valley/616, Flower Vandervelde – Oak Leaf/685